“When Danny graduated from the 8th grade, we realized it was a good time to PANIC! In four short years, there was going to be a graduation and we didn’t have a clue how to fund his college education.
We talked to everyone we knew, began reading everything we could get our hands on and searched online as well. A college planning site showed us the basic steps we need to take – first, we had to create a plan and second, we had to follow the plan.”
- (A True Story) Relayed by Jean and Don, parents of Danny
The end of the 8th grade is often a stressful time for parents, and I was glad that Jean and Don thought seriously about how they were going to ensure Danny’s college success.
Here, the process we went through:
During this entire process, we continued to work on Jean and Don’s college financial plan. As with many parents, they were surprised to find out that paying for Danny’s college, while securing their strong future retirement, was not mutually exclusive and with smart planning, both could grow.
In May, Danny is graduating and will be off to his freshman year starting in September.
Will you be another success story, or will you continue to put off planning for your child’s college future?
A MOUNTAIN STATES COLLEGE PLANNING REMINDER:
If you have been waiting for a letter confirming financial assistance from the college of your child’s choice, you should have received the award letter informing you of aid by now. I
f you have not received your letter, or if you feel your financial aid award is too low, please contact a college planning specialist to assist you in the appeal process.
Your last day to appeal is May 1, so seek help today.